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Waverley Draft Local Plan Part 1
Alfold Parish Council’s response to the recent consultation on Waverley’s new Draft Local Plan Part 1 can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:
Dunsfold Park Transport Assessment Review
PRESS RELEASE 21.3.16
A Report written by Vision Transport Planning for Eleven Parish Councils on Dunsfold Park’s Transport Assessment and vehicle trip forecasts concludes that
Proposals fail to meet national, regional and local policies in respect to sustainable development and transport
The site is not sustainable, in the wrong location and cannot be made accessible by the sustainable mitigation measures that are proposed
The development will be ‘car dependent’ and will result in a ‘severe’ impact on the wider highway network both in terms of capacity, congestion and road safety
Forecasts of the number of vehicle trips are not robust and are underestimated
Storage and Distribution Employment trip rates (B8 use) are greatly understated
Traffic impacts have not been compared appropriately
A281 corridor forecasts do not show the traffic impact or junction performance appropriately
The impact and traffic using rural roads and wider junction network is understated
Road safety issues have not been properly assessed
Mitigation measures are limited
Junction modelling should be revisited
Eleven Parish Councils within Waverley, Guildford, Horsham and Chichester Local Authorities, representing over 21,000 residents, joined to commission a review by Vision Transport Planning of the Transport Assessment dated December 2015 and other transport analyses which had been prepared for the applicants. The review report has been completed and will be submitted to Waverley and others for their consideration as part of their evaluation of the planning application and preparation of their Emerging Local Plan. It is a technical report and has 38 pages plus appendices which give a critical assessment of the applicant’s Transport Assessment.
Click on the links below to download the documents:
Planning Application for Dunsfold Park
At its meeting in February, Alfold Parish Council resolved to object to the recent Dunsfold Park planning application to create a new settlement. The parish council will submit its full written response to the application in due course.
In the meantime, the parish council has been working with other local parish councils across Waverley, Guildford and Chichester, and have just written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government requesting that he ‘call-
Parish Council Election Results
Election of Parish Councillors for
on Thursday 7 May 2015
I, Robin Pellow, being the Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate at the said election is as follows:
Name of Candidate Description (if any) Number of Votes*
AMES, Betty 222 Elected
BUDD, Nigel William 319 Elected
CAREY, Connor Cruise Labour Party 140
ERRICKER, Adrian Keith 279 Elected
HARTLEY, Peter Lambert Consultant Engineer 176
MAYNE, Penni 213 Elected
MOURING, Wayne James 224 Elected
PIDGEON, Nicholas John 244 Elected
* If elected the word 'Elected' appears against the number of votes.
The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows: Number of
A want of an official mark
B voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to
C writing or mark by which voter could be identified 1
D being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty 17
E rejected in part
Vacant Seats: 7 Electorate: 856 Ballot Papers Issued: 578 Turnout: 67.5%
Dunsfold Aerodrome still not suitable for substantial housing development
This was the conclusion of an independent Strategic Transport Review commissioned by Alfold Parish Council and seven other parish councils. The following press release has been issued today (3/3/15). The Review can be downloaded by clicking on this link: STRATEGIC TRANSPORT REVIEW
An independent Strategic Transport Review (The Review) commissioned by eight Parish Councils has reported on transport assessments submitted to Waverley Borough Council by consultants on behalf of Dunsfold Airport Limited (DAL) and by Surrey County Council. The Review has found that the assessments are flawed and that the impact of a substantial new housing development of up to 3400 new houses at Dunsfold Aerodrome is significantly understated. In 2009 the Secretary of State rejected a similar 2600-
“The site is located in an area where there is a limited choice of transportation modes. As a result, reliance upon the private car is considerably higher than the borough average,” said Alan Ground, spokesperson for the Joint Parish Councils. “In essence nothing has changed since the Secretary of State’s Decision in 2009. Putting traffic lights in Bramley whilst building 2000 or 3000 houses further down the A281 is not going to improve an already congested road and the idea that the Downs Link could be used as a bus route has no business case to support it.”
“Also little or no consideration has been given to the impact of the additional traffic needing to flow to the west to reach the railway stations at Milford, Witley, and Godalming and the A3 trunk road through miles of narrow country lanes some only single-
Note to editors
The Joint Parish Councils who commissioned the report are Alfold, Bramley, Busbridge, Chiddingfold, Dunsfold, Hambledon, Hascombe & Wonersh.
The Transport appraisal was conducted by Motion, transport planning consultants based in Guildford. Motion specialises in advising clients in the development sector on all matters concerning transportation, highways and traffic.
Alfold Neighbourhood Plan
The Parish Council has decided to produce a Neighbourhood Plan. Follow the link to the Neighbourhood Plan page on the left for further information.
Information concerning flooding can now be found by following the Flooding link on the left.
The Post Office
Thanks to Tracy Cawdell’s excellent work as the new Sub Postmistress and the increased use by Alfold residents, the Post Office is no longer under threat of imminent closure. Alfold residents are still encouraged to make good use of their post office and all the facilities available – don’t forget that as well as posting parcels and mail inland and abroad, you can do your personal banking if you bank with Lloyds TSB, Barclays, Natwest, HSBC and many other banks, order moneygrams and postal orders, use Bureau de Change (by pre-
The survival of the shop and post office, which is at the heart of our rural community, is critical, especially to the elderly and those who find it difficult to travel or use the internet.
eBayers – you can drop off your parcels at the shop on your way to work in the morning before the Post Office opens. For those who are out at work all day, you can arrange for your parcels to be sent to the shop for you to collect at a convenient time.
In order to clarify the present situation at Dunsfold Park, Waverley Planning Officers have recently provided dedicated pages on their website for information relating to Dunsfold Park, including a new online form, which should used to report specific breaches of planning and noise complaints concerning Dunsfold Park. The pages can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.waverley.gov.uk/info/200165/major_developments/1284/dunsfold_park
We urge all residents to report potholes via the Surrey County Council website on the following link or telephone 0300 200 1003. http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/env/hews/hews.nsf/LERTF?OpenForm&CCode=POT~1&Subject=Pothole&faultID=33688417956
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